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's story when i got a phone call just after his death from former president bill clinton. ben's father is an old friend of the clintons. over the years, he has donated thousands of dollars to theirs and other democratic campaigns and over time, the families became close friends. >> ben, a beautiful man, with a beautiful life. some people live four times as long and don't do as much good or bring as much joy. >> why did you decide to call me? >> i called you in desperation. i wanted to know what to do i just knew that somebody needed to do something but that's why i called you. i thought you, a, i knew you had acare about it. b, i thought aid know something about it. >> could i tell in your voice that you were pretty broken up what kind of kid was he? >> a light shined out of him. all i can tell you. he grew up, he was big, strong, handsome, smart. and wanted to make something of his life. he was industrious, but normal and liked to have a good time. i promise that you night he had no idea he was turning out the lights. none. and if it's true of him, it's got to be true of a lot of othe
the party needs to meet voters where they are and not the other way around. bill clinton was a figure in the democratic party that rebranded and changed the party's image. the republican party, it remains to be seen who our bill clinton will be. we will have a incredibly difficult time winning elections for the foreseeable future absent an ability to communicate in a much more effective way. thank you very much. >> i want to thank both of you for coming up here tonight. you can see all of us here in delaware are very appreciative. [applause] i know we want to talk about the future, and we have to do that. but there are a few things we need to clear up about what happened in the election. i want to ask each of you whether there were ah-ha moments or oh, s -- moments in the course of the campaign. david, you were watching the first debate, i am sure, probably glued to the television set. how many minutes into the debate to realize it was an o.s. moment? >> i figured you would go there. i was joking earlier talking to some of the students. in some respects this was inevitable to happen.
have included president bill clinton and former presidential candidate john edwards. she also hired judy smith, the head of a pr crisis firm who has represented big names like kobe bryant and michael vick and monica lewinsky. >> when you bring on these type of professionals, it doesn't necessarily mean you've done anything wrong, but it usually means you have been involved in something that's quite interesting. >> reporter: karen post, a branding expert and author of brand turnaround says these latest hires is a big red flag to her. she believes there are more twists and turns to come. >> it's got a cast of characters, a furious surprised wife of the general. it's got a book author. it's got a shirtless fbi agent. i mean it's got all the makings of a great story. >> reporter: post says the kelleys find themselves in the media vortex that could have the power couple cashing in on their instant celebrity. >> this story, i suspect, is going to go on quite some time and i would not be surprised if there was not a book about it, a movie about it and lots and lots of news coverage. >> g
at "the washington post" to figure out who might be president. i started that process with bill clinton, turning it into a book, and so there was an assumption when i wrote about barack obama in 2008, an assumption by my friends and colleagues that i would just immediately launch into the boying of barack obama, and i haveñhr to say it was onef the more disk decisions made in my career, and it had nothing to do with barack obama, but what i consider to be the increasingly toxic nature of superficial nature offed -- of modern american politics. i was not sure i wanted to spend three or four years trying to get the true story and throw that into the swath of this culture knowing that there would be people who could try to manipulate any fact and turn it for their political purposes, which, to some extent, is what happened early on until i refused to let it happen more. in any cation, on election night in 2008, i decided i had to do the book, and the story, itself, is what was drawing me into it in a way that transcended any of my concerns about the political culture. this book is really
after knowing that he won was bill clinton. is that right? >> exactly, yes. >> does he feel a debt of gratitude to him? >> well, there's no question about it. as he said to president clinton, he was the most valuable player in this campaign. and we got a chance to spend some time with president clinton over the weekend. he just campaigned his heart out. and he was a -- because he believes that there were two choices here and one led us forward and one led us back. and he was very effective out there. there is a strong sense of gratitude and i think the president is looking forward to calling on president clinton in the future for advice, council and assistance as we move this country forward. >> secondly, the biggest tragedy of the whole evening for many of us was the fact that your mustache gets to stay on. are you a relieved man this morning? >> i will say, when i made the bet, the bet was if we lost pennsylvania, michigan or minnesota i would shave off my mustache. i did it with complete confidence that this mustache, which has been appended to my face for 40 years was going now
are caught up in this story and the quotes that shaped our world. from bill clinton to jerry maguire. how the familiar and unforgettable words were chosen for bartlet's familiar quotations. one of my favorite things because i love inspiring quotes so we'll have some of them for you when we see you right at 7:00. >> we'll be there. thank you. >>> top ranking intelligence officials are expected on the hilda at house and senate hearings on the benghazi attacks that cildz the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> former c.i.a. director david petraeus will also be testifying before the senate intelligence committee. 9news reporter surae chinn is on capitol hill. she has more on what we can expect later today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the big drama will happen tomorrow when petraeus is expected to be here on capitol hill. the acting c.i.a. director will be here testifying before a house panel today and, yes, because of this tangled web and so many of these key players involved, lawmakers do want to get to the bottom of the benghazi attacks. they also want to get to the bot
." >> [chuckles] >> making way for the next president, bill clinton's staffers were accused of jokingly removing which letter from the old executive office building's keyboards? >> okay, i remember this. i was working in d.c., and we joked about this in ours. it was "c," "w," final answer. >> it was "w." george w. bush. all right, sal. you did put $25,000 in your bank. what are we gonna do this time? how about $2,000? okay, $31,000. 10 away from the million. 6 away from round 2. at that point, you keep all the money in the bank. sought for questioning by sweden, wikileaks founder julian assange was granted political asylum in 2012by whato by what country? >> meredith, i don't know this. i think it's been in the news a lot. i'm gonna ask the audience. >> all right, audience, sal needs your help. on your keypads, vote now. [percussive music] ♪ oy, 47% say ecuador. 38% say new zealand. the other two, way down there. >> [sighs] those were the two i thought of. >> mm. >> those were the two i eliminated. [sighs] they feel smart, meredith. i'm going "b," final answer. >> they are smart. it is ecuador
. >> in 1997 after bill clinton got re-elected but before lewinsky, the republicans tried to do the same thing on chinese fund-raising. remember that? they spent the better part of a year trying to turn this into a huge scandal. there is a little more to that one than there is to this. this is just exploiting a tragedy for political purposes. >> and here is the great irony. john mccain, who seems like he's the big whistle-blower, going after susan rice yesterday. compare what he said about susan rice yesterday with what he said about another foreign policy expert, in this case condoleezza rice, back in 2005. here is mccain on susan rice. take a listen. >> susan rice should have known better, and if she didn't know better, she's not qualified. she should have known better. i will do everything in my power to block her from being the united states secretary of state. >> okay. mortal sin, deal breaker, end of her career because john mccain said she had gotten the wrong brief and delivered the wrong brief. however, mccain had a very different reaction back in 2005 when condoleezza rice was nominat
and conservatives -- liberals and progressives. liberals being more like the tony blair, the bill clinton wing of the democratic party. pro-business, but they do tend to favor economic outcomes, so they want to control economic outcomes. that's their main focus. think of unionized police officers, unionized teachers. progressives are an entirely different beast. these are the people who the typical tree-hugging san francisco liberals, that's progressives. that's who we're talking about. these are the people who are interested in not just economic outcomes, but also social outcomes. so whereas conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex, progressives are interested in talking about whether or not you can put salt on your french fries or try a soda. michael bloomberg, great example of a progressive. he's banning cups in new york city. so that's what we're talking about. we're talking about that ideology of the left, the progressive ideology. so what are some myths that are commonly held by today's progressives? we, we've got about five myths, but we tend to focus on the first two
of gray. >> so they put out a list of gray-haired hotties, ted danson, bill clinton, morgan freeman, harrison ford, anderson cooper on the list as well. may not be too happy about it. kind of funny. >> it is funny. something that is not funny. >> the commish is on the list too. >> the commish? >> from the football segments. >> jon bon jovi, the song "bad medicine" kind of apropos, his only daughter, 19 years old found unresponsive in her upstate new york college dorm room charged with drug possession. they rushed her to a hospital. and stephanie bon jovi was arrested, misdemeanor possession of heroin, misdemeanor marijuana possession, criminally using drug paraphernalia. and violation related to the marijuana. she overdosed on heroin. friends say she has been on a destructive path. undergoing a drug problem a long time. friends and family have been worried about her getting her to rehab. sometimes she just falls off the face of the earth for extended periods of time. >> hope she gets better. >> real quick, the story this week about the guy who accused the elmo guy of having inapprop
few jobs left out there for $22 an hour. i have a suggestion. bill clinton and david stockton agree on a solution for the entitlement program. they said to do away with the payroll tax and fund the medicare and pension system with a national sales tax, would eliminate the advantage that europe and the other nations have over us because they don't charge that on the exports. guest: many economists agree with your last point. the payroll tax cut is regressive and is a disincentive to save. many economists would agree with your point. bill clinton and david stockton can agree on something. they are more sensible than some in the political arena today. the point about dependency on public assistance -- i have not looked at this recently. i received permission to engage welfare reform. we meet the whole process much more work related. you have to participate in job- training. when a job came open, you had to take it. welfare rolls move down substantially. i think that is how the process should work. there should be a temporary way station, back to being a taxpayer once again. that is my
comprehensive tax reform. bill clinton and republican congress with welfare reform and balanced in the budget. so we look forward to making this divided government productive for the american people and the several wellness we have a lot of challenges here at the end of the year. i'll be meeting with the president and the other leadership on friday to talk about the way forward and we look forward to being a part of the solution to the significant problems. it is my pleasure now to turn to our newly elected with come as senator cornyn of texas. >> well, things, natch. it's an honor to be elected by my colleagues to serve as the whip, the assistant leader on the republican side. as a drama, fat, we have a lot of very difficult work to do, but we are committed to working with our colleagues across the aisle to solving the nation's urgent problems. we know what those are in a lame duck coming out this if this are going forward. there is no mystery about that commanders say mr. to solutions based on the president's own bipartisan fiscal commission and others that have laid out the roadmap and hav
pressed obama his response was, well, under bill clinton there was great economic prosperity. the whole answer of obama is about bill clinton and now nifty the economy was under him. i got to tell you i would have given a limb to see mitt romney turn to the president and say, mr. president, i knew bill clinton. [laughter] our ideas work, their ideas don't. the last four years our economy has grown 1.5% a year. that is less than half the historical average. for 70 years, we have averaged 3.3% growth a year. now, this president is fond of saying he inherited the worst economy in the history of the universe. [laughter] >> and everything by the way, is george w bush's fault. he doesn't have much historical memory when he makes that argument. any of all remember 1978, 1979, double-digit unemployment, 22% interest rates, gas lines, stagflation. in 1980, a very, very different president got elected. ronald reagan like barack obama inherited a struggling economy. and reagan implemented policies 180 degrees opposite those of obama. instead of jacking up taxes, he slashed taxes. instead of explod
. congress impeached bill clinton over oral sex and now david petraeus is forced to resign over an affair? looks like we americans are still living in the victorian age. get over it. tomorrow, very exciting. we're going to take a look at a very, very important program the white house fellows and you'll get to meet three of this year's white house fellows only right here on the "full court press." have a good day. we'll see you back here again tomorrow.
in america and they lost. >> and the math worked. >> stephanie: arithmetic and bill clinton and nate silver said. again, it reiterated the president, the republicans would have to agree to raise taxes on the wealthy is the first step in the budget deal that would prevent the fiscal cliff [ whatever ] >> stephanie: once again he's more partisan as they are. he said he would be open to tax reform and overhaul, but it's not going to close this deficit by itself. the republicans would have to agree to his top priority. he said what i'm not going to do is further tax cut for folks who don't need it. as he said this was the centerpiece of the campaign. it's not like this didn't come up. >> it should not be a shocked to anybody. >> stephanie: according to a pew pole. [ world news ] more voters would blame republicans than obama if the two side failed to compromise before the fiscal cliff. it's political checkers. i was screaming when he compromised last time. but he was in a different position. now he's taking it to them again and even after an election they don't get it. he saidthere are stakes i
't be done, senator john mccain suggested sunday the u.s. send president bill clinton to help freshet peace since he has hands-on experience in the middle east. so far the u.n. secretary general, the french foreign minister and israeli representatives are trying to come to a resolution along with egyptian negotiators in cairo. hamas is saying that israel can stop the fighting simply by agreeing to hamas' demands. they're claiming israel is begging for a truce. a claim that israel vehemently denies. in other lighter news this morning, let's turn back to u.s. political news where representative alan west is still buried in denial. he won his bid for a recount of early ballots in st. lucie county but he is still losing when it comes to keeping his congressional seat in florida's district 18. in fact, democratic patrick murphy picked up some 300 more votes over the weekend bringing his total to about 2,000. west is still refusing to concede the election saying that he plans to review the result and additional data in order t
the rates. think about it. we haven't touched it since ronald reagan really. in 1986. bill clinton did raise the rate one point but we haven't done anything to touch our rate and reform our code. every other country, all of them have. taxes gone from 16% to 15%. you do business there. this flow of capital will follow countries that have more competitive environment and taxes are one of them. yes, we have to reform the tax code. when you do that, i will get more revenue. it is guaranteed. again, sort of as i was talking about earlier. this is opportunities here. this is opportunity for us as a country. if you look at the congressional budget analysis and joint tax committee analysis, what tax reform could mean in terms of macroeconomic impact and growth, all will lead to more growth, whether corporate tax reform or individual tax reform. >> right but if the president insists as he did last friday, this was fought over in the campaign and, fought over tax rates, rising tax rates, he didn't ice the words rates himself but jay carney, the white house press secretary said the president will veto
of our collective deliberations. as bill clinton might say, it's just arithmetic. in fact, this situation of a divided government has only two possible outcomes -- action based upon good faith compromise or no action resulting from political dead lock, and in my position, the latter, is not acceptable to the people of maine and to the people of the united states. we must find a way to act, because many of the problems before us, the debt and deficit is probably the best example, have a time fuse. the longer we avoid acting, the worse they get. in this case, no decision is itself a decision, and it is almost undoubtedly the wrong decision. the challenges before us are too great and the stakes are too high to allow partisan differents to keep us from finding common ground even on the most difficult issues, and i hope that in a small way, in a small way i may be able to act as a brim between the parties, an on -- bridge between the parties, an honest broker to help nudge us toward solutions. i talked to more than a dozen senators of both parties in the past three days and have been impressed
after the president's re-election. therethere would be an opportunity. >> john: like bill clinton's second term. >> the opportunity for some compromise. the president, governor romney struck a tone of bipartisanship. but there wasn't a -- really within a week, that's gone. you had senator john mccain yesterday basically saying he has no trust in the president. no credibility of the administration's investigation. that really is a -- you know, a sign that we're back to the politics as usual of -- where politics is in washington now. every issue becomes politicized hyperpartisan. >> john: you know, zeke, i'm not a democrat. and i'm pulling my hair out over the fact that these democrats are not pushing back on the benghazi issue at all. i've never seen a terrorist attack exploited for political gain -- well, since they used 9-11 to go into iraq -- seeing how this attack that killed four americans has been exploited to try to tear down a president. to smear this president. after in 2001, we were told united we stand. g
since the '30s. >> we were tying it all the way remember with bill clinton, becky, bill clinton realizes no matter what happens the next four years will be good, housing recovers, so if he doesn't make sure the president's reelected then hillary can't run in 2016 because romney would be an eight-year president. whoever is there is going to get credit for it. steve, are we guaranteed the next four years as housing recovers no matter what policies we pursue it's going to be 3% or 4% growth? >> sadly no. in 2008 before we had the financial panic in september and depressed housing markets like phoenix, las vegas and a couple other areas we started to see signs of life again so if you get government out of the way, housing would recover far more quickly and let the markets clear, recover far more quickly. the key thing you got to have stable money, don't pile on new taxes and don't pile on all of the new regulations that are coming. those are crushers. >> i want to know whether reinhardt-rogoff was right. if we stay slow for four years it was more than the financial crisis, that washington po
the people voted for it in 2008? happy 20th affairs to bill clinton for being elected. >> stephanie: yay! he said let's see, i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below 250,000. >> it's like his father becomes back from the grave and he becomes sane again. >> stephanie: carl in nashville. you're on with john. >> caller: you know, steph what i did purposely was not listen to the right wing radio the national and local shows. they've learned absolutely nothing, nothing at all. >> stephanie: self introspection not their bag. >> that's the third stage of fox grief, you learn nothing. >> caller: they lost because a lot of people want a handout not because of poor policies. i'm telling you and you can take this to the bank. the most shacking and stunning thing out of the election is what happened in florida. florida is now a blue state. >> right on oh. >> caller: because cubans, cubans voted more for democrats than republicans and that hasn't happened since the bay of pigs. that's crucial. they ought to be panicking and burning their hair out. >>
'm going to finish. the i'm going to finish. under bill clinton we raised taxes on rich people. saw the biggest economic boom in american history. under george bush we lowered taxes on rich people go into economic ruin. >> this is problem with people with no connection. >> i'm going to i'm going to finish i'm going to finish. so there is not, based on our own experience a direct connection between raising rates and on wealthy people and economy going, going down. in fact the opposite happened. and so you can keep saying it doesn't make it true. rick: go ahead, pete. >> simon you have no experience in the private sector. never run a is business. that is problem when you have policy wonks. >> i run a business, 16 years. nice try, pete. >> solution for america. small businesses are answer here. president has a great opportunity to lead. >> i've been running a small business for 16 years. pete. rick: not everything was decided last tuesday. not everything was settled. we'll continue the conversation. simon and pete, we'll have you back again soon. >> thank you. >> sure. jenna: put your
. >> are you saying that if republicans do not agree to raise the top rates to what they were when bill clinton left office, we are going over the fiscal cliff? >> i do not see a realistic way to solve this without a recognition -- let's see the positive side. it is encouraging to see the leadership recognize that we are going to have to generate a modest amount of additional revenues from high income -- that is a good recognition. we are just at the beginning. we will get people -- we will see how it goes. i agree, this is going to be tough. i know the lack of clarity and resolution is going to be a burden and a source of uncertainty. this is something we will have to go through. we will govern this country better, find a better way to support things that improve the long-term growth prospects, we have to find a way to resolve the divide on this question about the long-term. that is worth trying to do. >> as you said and the president said, we have to both raise taxes and restrain spending. the proposal so far on medicare has been largely limited to the provider side. is the president going to
are it is the money to bring it down to make our akon and remove for word. >> what did bill clinton say? arithmetic. i like that moment that he was pointing out what numbers added up but to the democrats were chanting arithmetic. did just cannot be sound bites. those were real bills that passed. 62/75 boats -- boats. we got it done. on some of those bills after we got it done there was pressure on the house and the group of us supportive of the debt commission report we may not agree with everything but depending on the day 40 are 55 senators meeting off and on to push them through. >> there is a devotion. paul ryan said it is not their intention to raise tax rates. didn't want to agree to the tax hikes how will you work with republicans in the house? this is not what we will negotiate? there has been some change there and speaker boehner but up the olive branch that is the debt negotiations are all about. but look at the tax-cut issue as a major part of the solution and add that into other deductions it is a chunk of change. >> with the press conference . >> guest: i missed the meeting but they passe
. it is import how we get into the deficit situation. many viewers will remember when bill clinton left office this country had a surplus. we went to war in iran and afghanistan. bush and others decided not to pay for the war. that adds to the deficit. if you give a huge tax breaks, that adds to the deficit. if there is a recession, less revenue is coming in to the government. revenue is the lowest in six years. that is how we are where we are. we have to do this in a way that is fair, not on the backs of people that are working 60 or 70 hours a week and not on the backs of children by cutting their health insurance program and not on the backs of senior citizens. the struggle is to understand how we got to where we are and how do we go forward in reducing the deficit and creating jobs in this country. host: it was announced that there will be a caucus with the democrats. we see this headline in "the boston globe." what advice did you have for this fellow independent? guest: we have spoken a couple of times recently. essentially what he asked me about it is what is a like to function within th
: just a related note. jim saying president bush read -- raise taxes and bill clinton ran on the worst economy in 50 years. guest: to the last caller, i do not mean to disappoint you. i agree with what you are saying. we do not have a position that we should lower taxes on corporations. there are some democrats saying that. it seemed crazy to me. we desperately need the revenue to kickstart our economy. when you talk about the fact that our government has been captured by lobbyists and corporate interests, when i talk about -- talk to moveon members, that is the first thing they say. banks have absolutely capture the regulatory process. oil companies have a huge amount to say about what the energy regulations are. you can go right down the list. i totally agree that we have to change how campaigns are financed in this country and the revolving door that allows people to zoom right out of government into lobbying and back and forth. that door should be slammed shut. there are things we need to do to break the ties between corporations and big business and the government that should be s
starting in 2003 when the statutory budget controls that are supported by president bush 41 and bill clinton expire. that meant the so-called payroll rules that you could not end up doing that finance it cuts, could not expand new government programs of the should pay for it. they expired. washington spun out of control. three things happen in 2003. the second round of tax cuts, we could not afford them. we invaded a sovereign nation without declaring war, without paying for it -- iraq. we expanded medicare to add prescription drugs, added $8 trillion to medicare was already underfunded about $20 trillion. irresponsible. things have frankly gotten worse since. host: mike, centerville, massachusetts. a democrat. caller: hi. i am wondering why since our healthcare system is one of the biggest drivers on our national debt what we never hear cbo numbers comparing single payer to the private situation have in place now. guest: mike, cbo is generally requested to do work. frankly, they have a huge supply and demand imbalance. they're getting a lot more requests than resources -- then they
bill clinton expired. that meant that the so-called paygo rules on the finance tax cuts you couldn't expand new government programs unless you paid for, discretionary spending caps on the fed and other discretionary spending as fired and washington's fund totally out of control. three things happened in 2003. the second round of tax cuts we couldn't afford and we ought to return the deficits we invaded a sovereign nation without declaring war and without paying for it, and we expanded medicare to add prescription drugs added $8 trillion in the from the publications for medicare and was already a minn the underfunded. irresponsible, and things have gotten frankly worse since. >> host: mike is on the line from central massachusetts. mike is a democrat. good morning to you. >> caller: hello. i'm wondering why since our health care system is one of the biggest drivers in the national debt i'm wondering why we never hear the numbers comparing the single-payer system to the private health care system that we have in place now. or the politics to much in the way? i will hang up and wait f
clinton. up next, mike allen with the top stories in the "politico playbook." first bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning, mika. a lot of people off from school and work today. but if you're heading out, you need the umbrella in many states. it's just rain and falling temperatures. who's at risk and who needs the umbrella. detroit, your rain has begun. you'll have about four hours of it. same for cleveland and columbus eventu eventually. lexington, louisville, cincinnati, you're included. this cold front is pushing all the way down through the deep south with showers and storms now from nashville to tuscaloosa. eventually birmingham and montgomery. so the forecast also is going to include falling temperatures. we're very warm on the eastern half of the country, east of the mississippi. but look at the midwest. we are cold in minneapolis, denver, billings, kansas city, st. louis and even dallas and chicago are chilly this morning. that cold air is going to plunge to the east as we go throughout the day. so your monday forecast, one more nice, beautiful day fro
for the white house in years. he joins people like bill clinton, nancy pelosi, ed rendell, new york senator jill brand and republicans talking about it. google hillary clinton 2016 you get more than five million hits. for her part, mrs. clinton insists the answer's no. she's finishing her term as secretary of state. leave as one of the most popular members of the obama administration. clinton talks about how she's been in the political spotlight for 20 years. and she wants her life back. fair enough. says she wants to sleep, relax. okay. but what about after that? while hillary clinton has repeatedly said she won't run for president again, this is the same woman who says politics is in her dna. she is after all a clinton. and with a resume that includes secretary of state, senator, first lady, well, a democratic nomination is probably hers for the taking if she wants it. vice president joe biden's keeping the door open to a possible 2016 presidential run although he recently acknowledged it might depend on the economy. a memo to the vice president might also depend on hillary clinton. here's the
clearly, every single republican economist said bill clinton's tax increase was going to cause a massive recession to every single one. just like every single republican pollster said that romney was going to win. they were 100% wrong, and we had a broom instead. so they have zero credibility. they are wrong about everything and they lie about everything. >> do you feel better? >> yes. [laughter] >> jamie, did you of anything else? okay. stephanie, you indicated that you have a formal think you would like to discuss, or you have some opening remarks and we will give you even though we are already open, so would you, please. you can get appear if you like, absolutely. >> i have a slight chill. -- slideshow. i thought everyone would have one. so, i guess when i started thinking about fiscal cliff and what the options are, i came up with essentially three. one is to do nothing. and hit the cliff and let the cuts go into place and tax increases going to place, what we've been talking about here. the other is to act with a sense of urgency, to avoid the cliff, strike some sort of a grand barg
disproved. an election that dealt often content-free, in a curious way, if you think backk to bill clinton's speech at the democratic convention, that is exactly what it was. it is hard to imagine a single speech that more effectively moved the numbers on a very difficult divide. that tends to be set almost in concrete. it is unprecedented that one speaker in 50 minutes managed to move those numbers. that was the keynote speech not only for the convention but the campaign. it was not equal again by anyone. but it did not have to be. it weaker so after the election, we are being told new conventional wisdom. that debate did not matter. the fact of the matter is, at barack obama had another debate as bad as his first debate, we might be having a very different discussion. debates, for better or worse, produced the republican nominee. we were told that money and advertising are wildly exaggerated in their impact. but it had not been for mitt romney's money and carpet bombing of fizz opponent in the primaries, he would not have been nominated by a convention that never gave him it's hearty, ,
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